The BEST Episodes of Blue's Clues

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Network: Nick Jr.

Blue's Clues is a colorful and learning series that is targeted at the younger crowd, but can be enjoyed by all. The host, Steve Burns, invites viewers daily into the Blue's Clues house to help him out, learn and have fun. The show is based around the host looking for three clues that Blue provides by labelling them with a pawprint to figure something out and in the process, having an adventure.

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Look Carefully...

#1 - Look Carefully...

Season 5 - Episode 32 - Aired Sep 23, 2003

This episode is all about observing things carefully to learn more about them. For example, we look carefully at a duck to figure out what it's doing. We play a game called Mystery Box with Shovel, Pail and Gopher. Later, we end up in a parody of a game show where observing things carefully could earn us big prizes... or not.

star 15.33
3 votes
Directors: Alan Zdinak
Writers: Jennifer Twomey Perello
I Did That!

#2 - I Did That!

Season 5 - Episode 33 - Aired Sep 24, 2003

This episode is all about actions and consequences. By singing ""I did that,"" or ""you did that,"" we learn that by doing certain things, we can cause things to happen or make people feel a certain way. For example, Tickety makes Pail mad when she knocks over his block tower and we find a way to help her out. We also visit Blue's school, where we explore sharing and taking turns.

star 15.33
3 votes
Directors: Bruce Caines
Writers: Alison Sherman
Morning Music

#3 - Morning Music

Season 5 - Episode 34 - Aired Sep 25, 2003

Coming into the Blue's Clues house, it's very early in the morning and so we follow the cahracters and learn about morning routines through song. We help Joe in figuring out what to do in the bathroom in the morning. We also help him with getting dressed. Later, a character called Shoehorn helps out with putting on his shoes. We also skiddoo into a shoe catalog for more work with shoe-tying.

star 11.50
4 votes
Writers: Jeff Borkin
Blue's First Holiday

#4 - Blue's First Holiday

Season 5 - Episode 36 - Aired Dec 12, 2003

When Joe and the characters and of the Blue's Clues house gather for the holidays, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper show us a special present - two videos showing everyone when they were young. We take a look back and see Baby Joe and Young Steve as well as younger versions of many of the characters. Find out about how Steve first got Blue. See the very first time that Steve and Blue ever played ""Blue's Clues."" Also featuring a special phone call by Steve.

star 11.00
2 votes
Something To Do, Blue

#5 - Something To Do, Blue

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 22, 2002

Blue figures out something to do today.

star 11.00
6 votes
Directors: Bruce Caines
Writers: Angela C. Santomero, Jennifer Twomey Perello
Steve Goes To College (3)

#6 - Steve Goes To College (3)

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 29, 2002

Steve reveals to everyone in the house that he's going to be going to college and that Joe is going to stay and play with them while he's away. He skidoos to show everyone what college is like and meanwhile, Joe and the entire gang set up a surprise goodbye party for Steve.

star 10.56
9 votes
Directors: Koyalee Chanda
Writers: Adam Peltzman
Blue's Big Band

#7 - Blue's Big Band

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 4, 2003

Blue has created ""Blue's Big Band"" and many of the characters, including Joe and ourselves will be playing instruments in the band. We practice with Tickety and later listen to some music that Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper and family are creating simply by using an old washboard. We follow along to some of Periwinkle's beats as he plays on the drums. Later, we skiddoo and meet Piano, who guides us through a musical story about a group of piggies.

star 10.20
5 votes
Directors: Bruce Caines
Writers: Jennifer Twomey Perello
Joe's First Day (1)

#8 - Joe's First Day (1)

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 29, 2002

At the top of the episode, Steve is playing show-and-tell. He's trying to figure out what he should show. He thinks maybe his stuffed toy, Horace the Anteater would be a good idea, or maybe his guitar. He gets a phone call and it turns out that it's from his brother, Joe. He's going to be coming over and is going to play show-and-tell with everyone. Throughout the episode, Steve plays show-and-tell with the various characters. He also spends time working on a picture to show to Joe and asks for the audiences' help. Finally, Steve has the viewers watch for Joe. He finally shows up and he and everyone else share their show-and-tell items together.

star 10.00
7 votes
Directors: Bruce Caines
Writers: Jessica Lissy
Joe Gets a Clue (2)

#9 - Joe Gets a Clue (2)

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 29, 2002

The episode starts out with Steve looking for Joe. Blue has something she wants to give to Joe, but first Steve and Blue have to find him. Steve and Joe end up in a back and forth hide-and-seek game, with both of them looking for each other inside and outside, until finally they meet up outside. This episode is all about Joe playing his first game of Blue's Clues, in which he tries to find out what it is that Blue wants to give him. He also gets to do his very first skidoo, into a picture of colored shapes, where, he Joe and Blue play another hide-and-seek game, but this time using distance comparisons to find the shape where someone is hiding.

star 10.00
7 votes
Directors: Koyalee Chanda
Writers: Adam Peltzman
Magenta's Messages

#10 - Magenta's Messages

Season 5 - Episode 29 - Aired Sep 18, 2003

Magenta is taking a trip to the beach and she asks us to look after her house. Fortunately, we're not without help, she's left us a number of written and picture messages to tell us what to do. We help out with things such as feeding her fish and taking out her recycling. We get to find out what more of the inside of her house looks like and even have fun solving the game of Blue's Clues outside.

star 9.60
5 votes
Directors: Alan Zdinak
Writers: Jessica Lissy
Blue is Frustrated

#11 - Blue is Frustrated

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 1, 1999

Frusturation - it happens to everyone, even characters on Blue's Clues. Fortunately, there's a way to deal with it, if you feel frustrated, the best thing to do is: stop, take a deep breath and think. Steve uses this idea when he has trouble keeping the picture by the Thinking Chair straight. This idea helps out Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper as well and later in the blue Skidoo segment we help out Rabbit who's frustrated about trying to balance things on a teeter-totter.

star 9.50
42 votes
Directors: Todd Kessler
Writers: Todd Kessler
Bedtime Business

#12 - Bedtime Business

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 16, 2002

We've come to the Blue's Clues house at night and so we help Joe and Blue with their bedtime routine - their bedtime business! We watch as Joe tucks in his duck Boris and then learn about important pre-sleepytime activities. The characters have small clothing crisis, but with our help in identifying clothing through features such as spots and stripes, the problem is solved. We also help out with washing up, reading a story and more.

star 9.25
8 votes
Directors: Bruce Caines
Writers: Angela C. Santomero
Café Blue

#13 - Café Blue

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Feb 19, 2001

Steve and Blue have set up a restaurant called ""Cafe Blue."" They've got fancy tables and menus, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper as chefs and they can't wait to begin serving food. We help them out with this as they find that it isn't as easy they thought when they're missing some of the things they need for the meal. By working together and using math, logic and observational skills, we help them to prepare meals for Shovel, Pail, Tickety and Periwinkle.

star 9.22
9 votes
Directors: Alan Zdinak
Writers: Adam Peltzman
Rhyme Time

#14 - Rhyme Time

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 4, 2002

In this episode, we help the various characters to come up with words that rhyme with things they're saying. Rhymes are words that have the same ending sound as another word, such as ""say"" and ""hay"" or ""head"" and ""bed."" Lullabies usually rhyme and so we help Mr. Salt to create one to get Paprika and Cinnamon to sleep. We also skiddoo into a rhyming storybook. There we help out several characters whose stories aren't quite right because one of the things in them doesn't rhyme with the other two things.

star 9.20
5 votes
Directors: Alan Zdinak
Writers: Adam Peltzman
The Baby's Here! (4)

#15 - The Baby's Here! (4)

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 29, 2001

We've been waiting and the moment everyone's been looking forward to has finally come: Mrs. Pepper is ready to have her new baby. While she's at the hospital and we wait for Mr. Salt's phone call, we do things like look at baby albums to pass the time. Later, we visit the baby hospital with Blue, Steve and Paprika and meet the new baby. Finally, the baby comes home and we give it a special welcome home.

star 9.12
8 votes
Directors: Lucy Walker
Writers: Angela C. Santomero
Stormy Weather

#16 - Stormy Weather

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 19, 2001

Steve and Blue are going on a nature walk, but before then, we try to figure out what the weather is going to be like. We learn about the weater, as Steve pretends to be a weather reporter and observes conditions outside. A Blue Skidoo segment takes us face-to-face with a drop of water. From it, we learn all about the water cycle, from beginning to end and over again.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Alan Zdinak
Writers: Chris Nee
Blue's Big Mystery

#17 - Blue's Big Mystery

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 25, 2000

There's somebody building a fort in the backyard of the Blue's Clues house, but we have no idea who it is. In this episode, we put on our detective caps and logical-thinking skills. There's a mystery to be solved. Come along as we investigate, with a little help from Mr. Salt and all of our friends.

star 8.98
43 votes
Directors: Koyalee Chanda
Writers: Adam Peltzman
Shape Searchers

#18 - Shape Searchers

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 23, 2002

Blue has created a fun game called Shape Searchers. She pulls out a shape from a bag of hers and we try to find it. In this episode, we search for shapes in all sorts of places, pointing them out as we see them. We also have a Blue Skidoo segment filled with shapes. We meet some shapes and show them how they can combine with other shapes to make various things.

star 8.89
9 votes
Directors: Bruce Caines
Writers: Adam Peltzman
Blue's Big Musical Movie

#19 - Blue's Big Musical Movie

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 6, 2000

Blue and the gang decide to put on a musical show in the back yard.

star 8.80
10 votes
Directors: Todd Kessler
Writers: Angela C. Santomero, Michael T. Smith
Shy

#20 - Shy

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 26, 2001

Magenta's owner, Miranda, comes over to the Blue's Clues house to return a book that she borrowed from Steve. She also has a video of Magenta that she wants to watch together with Steve and Blue later. Unfortunately, meeting new people can sometimes cause one to be shy. In this episode, we help some of our friends to feel less shy. We help Shovel to play with Pail's new friend, Sifter. Later, in the Blue Skiddoo segment, we help some of Blue's classmates at her school with some things that they're shy about.

star 8.75
8 votes
Directors: Koyalee Chanda
Writers: Alice Wilder, Michael T. Smith
Meet Polka Dots!

#21 - Meet Polka Dots!

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 15, 2003

This episode introduces us to Polka Dots, a small, stuffed green dog-toy of Blue's with pink polka-dots. We also learn more about Joe's stuffed duck, Boris. We play pretend with Slippery, learning that using our imagination and perhaps our own stuffed friend, we can do anything we want to do. Then, we meet Periwinkle's friend, Mr. Plate and visit new places and situations with the two of them.

star 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Adam Peltzman
Let's Boogie

#22 - Let's Boogie

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 15, 2002

In this episode, we explore all sorts of dances. We learn that all sorts of movements can qualify as a dance. In the Blue Skidoo segment, we find out that a person who works to create dances is called a choreographer. We help Steve and Blue to aid the choreographer in performing a new dance of his.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Koyalee Chanda
Writers: Jessica Lissy
Numbers Everywhere!

#23 - Numbers Everywhere!

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2003

In this episode, we explore numbers, counting and basic arithmetic. We help out to find missing numbers by using counting to figure out where they're hiding. We also skiddoo into a book filled with numbers. There, we help out a couple of different numbers to tell a story and learn addition and subtraction in the process.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Jennifer Twomey Perello
Animals in Our House?

#24 - Animals in Our House?

Season 5 - Episode 35 - Aired Sep 25, 2003

The animals from Blue's picture book, Animals, Animals, Animals are running loose in the Blue's Clues house. In this episode, we find them all, learning in the process what's special about them and how they make use of it in their natural habitats. We play a game of hide-and-seek with Shovel and Pail to find one animal and have some wacky fun with another. The animals could be anywhere, but they're not dangerous, so we have fun as we find them all.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Jeff Borkin
Playdates

#25 - Playdates

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 22, 2004

This episode features ""playdates,"" special time playing with some of the characters in the Blue's Clues house. We blow on the ""Wheel of Playdates,"" having fun Joe, Blue, Mailbox and Periwinkle (but not necessarily in that order!) In a special skidoo segment, Joe performs a musical number about our friendship with him. Later, viewers play pretend with Blue and her playroom friends in ""Blue's Room.""

star 8.56
18 votes
Directors: Koyalee Chanda
Writers: Jeff Borkin